Looking for a healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make meal that the whole family will love? Our Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole ticks all the boxes. Packed with nutrients and low in carbs, it's perfect for healthy eaters, home cooks, and busy parents alike.

chicken cauliflower rice casserole

Ingredients List

Here's what you'll need:

  • For the main recipe:
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower or 4 cups of pre-packaged cauliflower rice
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or vegan cheese)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of choice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional spices: paprika, dried oregano, and thyme
  • For dietary variations:
  • Vegan: Substitute chicken with tofu or tempeh, and use vegan cheese.
  • Gluten-Free: Ensure all packaged ingredients are certified gluten-free.

Preparation Steps

How to Prepare the Cauliflower Rice

From scratch:

  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets.
  2. Use a food processor to pulse the florets until they resemble rice grains.
  3. Optionally, sauté the cauliflower rice in a bit of olive oil for 5 minutes to soften it.

Using pre-packaged options:

  1. Simply follow the package instructions to prepare the cauliflower rice.

Preparing the Chicken

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and your choice of spices.
  3. Cook the chicken in a skillet over medium heat for about 6-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.
  4. Once cooked, shred the chicken using two forks.

Assembling the Casserole

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower rice, shredded chicken, broccoli, bell peppers, minced garlic, and finely chopped onion.
  2. Add in the almond milk, and half of the shredded cheese.
  3. Mix everything thoroughly to ensure an even distribution of ingredients.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a greased casserole dish.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) if you haven't already.
  2. Bake the casserole for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  3. To check if it's ready, insert a fork to ensure the cauliflower rice is tender and the ingredients are well-cooked.

Serving Suggestions

  • Garnish with fresh parsley or chives for a pop of color.
  • Serve alongside a simple green salad or steamed veggies for a complete meal.
  • Add a dollop of Greek yogurt or a squeeze of lemon for added flavor.

Storage and Reheating Tips

  • Storage:
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • For longer storage, freeze individual portions for up to 2 months.
  • Reheating:
  • For refrigerated leftovers, reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.
  • For frozen portions, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating as mentioned above.


There you have it—a nutritious and delightful Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole that's sure to become a family favorite. Give this recipe a try and don't forget to share your feedback with us. For more healthy and delicious recipes, visit our website or follow us on social media. Happy cooking!

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